Lyricist to pen 100 songs and bring together 100 composers, 100 singers and 100 directors
A five-year project — Vintage Nectar or Naatpadu Theral in Tamil — seeking to enrich the content and quality of Tamil film songs has been unveiled by lyricist Vairamuthu as he felt that the need for songs in films was slowly diminishing.
“Among the great artists I know, I joined hands with those I could reach out to. Hundred new songs will be created with the help of 100 composers, 100 singers and 100 directors. This is my dream plan. One could term this a five-year plan for songs,” he said in a statement.
He recalled that Naatpadu Theral, a phrase borrowed from Sangam poetry, refers to the honey fermented in a bamboo pipe for years. Elini, the son of Athiyaman, one of the seven philanthropist chieftains, would offer poet Avvaiyar the nectar which would be felt like a sting of scorpion in the tongue.
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